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Department of Chemical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Clayton Campus,
Monash University VIC 3800, Australia.
Professional achievements and awards
Her works with the dairy industry have been highlighted in Chemical Processing, Monash Magazine, and internationally (Science Daily, ABC International, etc). She is the director of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Future Dairy Manufacturing (2016 – 2019), a joint strategic initiative funded by the Australian and Chinese governments, and industry partners in both countries, including Bega, Devondale Murray Goulburn, Fonterra, Gardiner Foundation, Food Innovation Centre, COFCO, and Mengniu Dairy (http://acjrc.eng.monash.edu/). She is also the director of Graduate Industry Research Partnership (GRIP) for the Food and Dairy industry, to be launched in 2017 (https://www.monash.edu/fdgrip).
She is also leading the Monash Advanced Particle Engineering Laboratory (MAPEL) in interdisciplinary research on the design of nanoparticle vaccines and mesoporous materials (including a recent 2016 article in Nature Chemistry). Other examples include designing a more efficient DNA vaccine delivery system for malaria using magnetic nanoparticles, understanding the role of nanoparticle adjuvants for ovarian cancer vaccines, and developing multi-stage vaccines for malaria. She collaborates with researchers from Materials Engineering in designing magnetic nanocomposites for electromagnetic interference shielding and developing new 1st order magnetic nanomaterials for magnetic heating (Prov. Patent AU2013905012), and with The Trustee for Cell Medicine Australia Unit Trust via an ARC Linkage to develop nanoparticle/hydrogel composites for cartilage repair. She is an ARC Future Fellow (2014 – 2018) and an adjunct professor at Soochow University.